Dave Grohl and the [lastfm]Foo Fighters [/lastfm]are about halfway through their new album.
Dave Grohl is a widely recognizable face. Older fans know him for his work with [lastfm]Nirvana [/lastfm]while the younger generation knows him for his efforts with [lastfm]Them Crooked Vultures[/lastfm]. His most impressive work lies in the forever extending efforts with The Foo Fighters.
Now, twenty years after Nirvana disbanded, Grohl teams up with the Nirvana bass player, Krist Novoselic, and Butch Vig, Nirvana’s previous studio producer, to wrap up recordings for their seventh release.
Part of the Foo Fighter’s magic is due to the meticulous involvement and direction of Dave Grohl. Writing an entire library of songs years before entering the studio, Grohl and the band mates share in the recording rituals: Grohl spends most of his time fine-tuning lyrics and experimenting with sounds while the rest of the band controls the sonic arrangement.
Not only is their approach to song craftmanship unique, but their recording technique has been patient and detailed, uncommon to most efforts today.
Grohl says, “The last month and a half we’ve been in my garage recording totally old school analogue with Butch Vig. This whole project has been really cool because I haven’t made a record with Butch in 20 years, almost exactly 20 years.”
Back in the garage? Sounds like the band is rediscovering their grunge roots. Also mentioned is the fact that this album will not be digitally recorded, but rather subjected to good ol’ classic, analog tape.
As if that weren’t enough to get you excited, Novoselic isn’t the only guest to appear on the album. Husker Du’s Bob Mould appears on one track, laying down bass lines that sound very similar to a Husker Du track.
This album is shaping up to be a good’n… stay tuned.